The Lombard Street Riot: Three-day Race Riot in Philadelphia, PA (1842)

The Lombard Street Riot was a three-day race riot which occurred in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1842. The riot started on Lombard Street, between Fifth and Eighth streets. On August 1, 1842, more than 1,000 African Americans gathered to participate in a temperance parade to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the […]

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